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Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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People know Neuschwanstein better than this castle, but it really is very well worth seeing. Walk up to it the long way to get a really nice impression of the wonderful location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

People know Neuschwanstein better than this castle, but it really is very well worth seeing. Walk up to it the long way to get a really nice impression of the wonderful location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This castle is next to Neuschwanstein Castle and gives you a better tour than Neuschwanstein Castle. I recommend you visit this castle first. You purchase the two together. I would start early, before 11 am to make sure you have time for both castles.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This castle is situated at the foot of Neuschwanstein castle. Its not as impressive or as big as Neuschwanstein, but still a good experience with awesome views. The tour was very brief and not very educational, but I still enjoyed it and it was good to see. However, been there, done that, won't pay to see it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great hike up (we took the back way), great tour, beautiful castle! The tour guide was a little monotone but overall this was a great castle! And beautiful view of the mountains!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This castle is just across from the Munchausen castle. You can buy tickets to both at the ticket center. There are two ways to get there. Climb the hill or ride the horse carrage. Here is the tip of the day. Get there very early. It will save you hours of waiting in line. Both castles are a look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

another castle right next to this castle so plenty to see in the area! I was surprised to see it and also hear the history of it before we moved onto Neuschwanstein castle!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

another castle worth visiting, the hunting lodge of the German royal family. Genuine pieces of furniture and royal gifts... The guides are very knowledgeable of the history of the family who lived there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It may be overshadowed by its more famous brother i.e the Schloss Neuschwanstein but this castle has its own charm and in my opinion, there were lot more to see inside compared to Neuschwanstein itself (as it has never completed upon the death of King Ludwig II). The tourists are comparatively lower in volume here than Neuschwanstein and it's even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This castle, unlike its more popular neighbour (Neuschwanstein) is a more accurate reflection of an 18th century lived-in castle. It has some of the most fascinating paintings you will see outside of the Sistine Chapel. Often telling their own stories. The interesting is the way the King's room is separate from the Queen's yet, except for a secret connecting door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

In my posting about Neuschwanstein, I contrasted the tour experiences between the two castles. My first trip there was 25 years ago, and I have made two trips in the past two years (with different family members accompanying me). If a person could only visit one of the two castles, I would actually recommend visiting Hohenschwangau, then visit other "Ludwig"... More 

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